Oral History Awards

Victorian Community History Award

Entries are now open for the Victorian Community History Award for Oral History. Presented in partnership with the Public Records of Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Established in 1998, the Victorian Community History Awards are held annually to recognise the contributions made by Victorians in the preservation of the state’s fascinating history, published during the previous year. Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the awards celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past.

Entries close 5pm Wednesday 7 July 2021.

Please visit the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s website for more information and to apply: https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/victorian-community-history-awards-2021/

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria, Argus, ca 1940/1946, Women troops returning to Australia


In 2019 the Victorian Community History Awards initiated an oral history award within their set of prizes, and OHV decided it did not make sense for there to be two almost identical Victorian awards – so OHV got together with the Victorian Community History Awards people and devised a single award developed, supported and judged in partnership.

Between 2015 and 2018, the annual Oral History Victoria Awards recognised oral historians working in any field, across community, academic or professional history. The award winner will have been responsible for an oral history project or output that is innovative, excellent and inspirational.

Past winners of the OHV Awards

Please click the links below for information about past winners and shortlisted entries.